Posts With Enduring Interest – Just for Sellers

Last week I posted Posts with Enduring Interest – Take Two – Just for Buyers; this week it’s the same post but for Sellers. When speaking to clients or potential clients I find that I refer to this blog frequently; having written for

This is one of my favorite posts I have ever written due to its simplicity – There are No Little Deals

There are no little deals.

Every transaction is a huge transaction for the buyer, and usually the seller, too.

Dismissing the “little” deals as such is detrimental to everybody involved. We were all, at some point, a “little deal” ourselves.

Dual Agency – Who Benefits? Answer: The Realtor.

Selling a House is No Fun

Sold Comps Now Matter Less (written in February of 2007 and it’s as true today as it was then)

Will Sellers Believe us Now? With regards to print advertising’s ineffectiveness

Words all home sellers and listing agents should read – on print advertising, effective pricing and pictures.

Sellers are Watching – and commenting – Sellers – make sure you check the MLS listing for your home – and tell your Realtor to fix it if he/she doesn’t post enough photos! (The Charlottesville MLS now allows 50 photos!)

Great questions for a seller to ask when interviewing a Realtor to represent you in the marketing and sale of your home/investment property/land – you’re hiring someone to represent your best interests (and will likely pay him/her a fair amount of money to do so); shouldn’t you ask a few questions first?

Required Reading for Sellers – On pricing among other things

An interesting post regarding photos in the MLS from a consumer’s perspective –

In Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson and Louisa –

There are currently (as of 2 September 2008) 2,550 properties currently on the market (almost exactly the same number as June of 2007).

263 have only one photo

2234 have multiple photos

53 have no photos (16 are new construction)

More on why no photos are bad.

The Full Commission myth is just that – a myth

How to differentiate your home from the competition




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